Doug Collins and the Top First-Year Coaches in Philly Sports History

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Doug Collins and the Top First-Year Coaches in Philly Sports History
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Congratulations, Doug Collins and the Philadelphia 76ers!  For the first time in a decade, the 76ers are the talk of the town in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

OK, not really.  The talk of the town is, without a doubt, Chase Utley's injured knee.

But the people, they are a-talkin', and they're talking about the Sixers. That is nothing short of a small miracle, which is a testament to the turnaround inspired by first-year coach Doug Collins.  

Collins has taken a team that finished 27-55 last season and he has them poised for their first winning season in six years, all without significant personnel changes.

Depending on how things turn out, Collins may join the list of the top 10 first-year coaches in Philly sports history.

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